John is an economist and policy adviser with a long association with Indonesia. He first moved to Indonesia as a child in the early 1990s, and is now in his third stint having spent around 10 years living in Jakarta.
John’s career has mainly been focused on the interface between the public and private sector in the delivery of public services; especially infrastructure. He has worked on these issues throughout South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
John is currently a Senior Infrastructure Policy Adviser to the Indonesian government under the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance. Prior to this, John has split his career between private advisory, investment banking, and work for multilateral and bilateral donor agencies.
John speaks fluent Indonesian, and in 2015 was the Executive Awardee for the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards.
In his private life, John is passionate about Indonesian arts and culture (especially music), and runs a blog called Nusantara Economics.